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New Volunteer Position! Colonial Foodways Sous-Chef

The Accokeek Foundation is looking for new volunteers to work with our Colonial Foodways Program for the 2013 season.

This volunteer position is to assist with the interpretation of the National Colonial Farm through the belly (and the kitchen), as we explore, sample, and prepare the great regional dishes for which this state is known. The program focuses on educating participants about why we eat what we eat, and how what we eat has changed over time.

Responsibilities may include:

  1. Cook colonial period foods in a variety of methods, to include but not limited to open hearth, beehive oven, smoking.

  2. Answer questions by visitors about the methods, the tools and the products that are being used.

  3. Provide information about the Bolton family and their way of life on the tobacco farm.

  4. Assist in the planning of the monthly Foodways program.

  5. Possibly lifting and handling heavy cast-iron cookware.

Foodways volunteers are needed the third Saturday of each month, from March to November, as well as various times the week prior to a demonstration to help with preparation and rehearsal. We offer a flexible schedule and times my vary depending on the season, facility requirements, and number of volunteers participating.

No previous experience is necessary. Just a love for food, history, people, and FUN!

For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Casey Lowe, at

Full Position Description and application: click here

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